February 2014 Release

User Dashboard

Test Devices

We’re happy to announce the release of one of our most requested UI features. Test Devices is a simple way to create and store a list of trusted devices, e.g., for your QA or Product teams, to test end-to-end message flow prior to pushing to a live audience.

Test Devices is available to Urban Airship Enterprise Edition customers effective February 26th, 2014.

For details on accessing and using this new feature, see Test Devices.

Rich Push Composer End-of-life Announcement

Now that the sending of Rich App Pages (formerly known as Rich Push Messages) is handled in the same workflow as push notifications in our Message COmposer, it’s time to say goodbye to Rich Push Composer.

Today we are announcing that we will retire Rich Push Composer on March 31, 2014. If you are currently using Rich Push Composer to craft and send Rich App Pages, please familiarize yourself with the new sending workflow. Message Composer provides many new features including new rich app page and templates and more advanced scheduling and delivery options for your messages.

Mobile SDKs

Updated SDK Announcement

Save the Date: iOS and Android SDK updates

You may have heard some of the news as we are gearing up for the SXSW Interactive festival March 7th in Austin, Texas. If not, please take a look at this preview of Urban Airship’s Latest Release.

Watch this space for details on the release, or subscribe to the RSS Feed on our Developer blog. There is no action to take today except to know that we have a significant update to our iOS and Android SDKs coming in early-to-mid-March.

Many of the features of our Q1 release are dependent on the interplay between the messages that you send via our API or Composers and the SDK within the app itself. So it’s important to think about your development schedule now and plan to include an update to the Urban Airship SDK as soon as possible.

Lots more info and documentation to come soon. In the meantime, if you have questions about upcoming product releases, please contact your Account Manager.